Sarah’s Cucina Bella 2013 Thanksgiving Menu

ThanksgivingMenu 2013

With Thanksgiving just days away, I am finally ready to share our menu for this year. And I couldn’t be more excited about it. Thanksgiving, for me, is all about the side dishes — something that’s very evident from the over-the-top number of dishes I am making this year. This  year’s menu features four new…

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Traditional Thanksgiving Menu with a Twist

Lemon Pesto Turkey on a Platter

Recently, I shared one of my new Thanksgiving turkey recipes on my personal Facebook page. One friend commented that she sticks with her traditional turkey every year. And honestly, I get it. Traditions are important. And traditional Thanksgiving menus can be such a brilliant way to connect to your past. But sometimes, you want to…

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Thanksgiving Dinner with Split Turkey Breast

Thanksgiving is coming. Are you ready? Whether you are new to the kitchen or looking for a delicious menu that won’t leave you pulling your hair out, this Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner Menu is a perfect compromise between tradition and ease of preparation. Featuring a roasted split turkey breast and several make-ahead side dishes, this Thanksgiving…

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Mini Sweet Potato Casseroles (You’ll Love These Thanksgiving Leftovers!)

Mini Sweet Potato Casseroles

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and its client. Looking for a quick and easy side dish for Thanksgiving? These Mini Sweet Potato Casseroles are perfect — and, for sweet potato lovers like me,…

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More Than 30 Recipes for Enjoying Thanksgiving Leftovers in New Ways

2012 Thanksgiving Spread

Hope you had a wonderful, happy and delicious Thanksgiving yesterday! Ours was just perfect — filled with family, ridiculous amounts of food and our favorite traditions (like going around the table and all saying what we’re thankful for). Our table was overflowing with nine side dishes, a juicy rotisserie turkey and a crave-worthy gravy. And…

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: 3 Ways to Save Money on Your Meal


The kids and I are about to hit the grocery store for our Thanksgiving supplies. But first, I have a few tips for how you can eat well without overspending this Thanksgiving. 1. Pay attention to price tags It’s easy to glance at price tags and only see the big numbers. But a closer look…

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Thanksgiving Menu Planning Do’s and Don’ts (And My Thanksgiving Menu 2012)

thanksgiving 2012

Three days to Thanksgiving! Are you ready? Listen, even if you aren’t all planned, purchased and prepped yet, it’s okay. You can totally do this. Just sit down and make a list of the dishes you want to serve. Next, gather the recipes and make a list of what you need (be sure to note…

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Decadent Cheddar Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Apples

apple bacon cheddar mashed potatoes

Thanksgiving is a mere days away now, and if you are like me, you probably know what you are making. But I am going to urge you to rethink your mashed potatoes — seriously. For me, they tend to be almost an afterthought — the thing I make because I have to. But mashed potatoes?…

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Buttery Garlic Asiago Crescents

buttery garlic asiago crescents-scb2

When I arrived at my children’s school yesterday for a parent-teacher conference, the teacher’s aide from my daughter’s class was waiting in the hallway to give the teacher something. She’s a kind woman, closer to my mother’s age than my own, who bears a striking resemblance to my friend Elayne who passed last year. I…

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